Fake Sign Language Interpreter at Mandela Memorial!

PhilHaney by PhilHaney on Dec. 11, 2013

 

 

A guy who was supposed to be a sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela’s memorial this week, was just some dude clapping and making nonsensical hand gestures as he stood on stage next to leaders from around the world. This International Troll of Mystery has quite possibly pulled off the biggest prank the world has ever seen. Nintey-one heads of state, and people from all corners of the Earth gathered for the memorial service in South Africa honoring the life of the late Nelson Mandela. As you would imagine this unique gathering of humans required interpreters for all languages including a sign language interpreter for the deaf, but unfortunately all they got was this guy:

I bet Obama shook this guy’s hand and took a selfie with him! (Am I right?)  The man who has not been identified is being called out by deaf groups who feel insulted by the fiasco. David Buxton, CEO of the British Deaf Association said that the man’s “hours of complete nonsense” was “disrespectful and hurtful” and “contrary to everything Mandela fought for.” Well, kudos to the “interpreter” anyway. Getting a steady job can be tough and as they say: “sometimes you got to fake it till you make it.”

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221 comments
David Davies
David Davies

all you republicans and democrats are dumb.

Galen Stangeland
Galen Stangeland

Ahahahaha! That's awesome! How fitting! The interpreter was just as phony as the guy he was standing next to... I can't stop chuckling at this one.

Matthew Laforest
Matthew Laforest

People like you discredit those of us that believe he is a bad president. It makes you seem like a bigot and a ignorant one at that.

Robert Jonietz
Robert Jonietz

I can't watch this without cracking up, it' great!

John Smoth
John Smoth

What a laugh he got so close to Obama do the security men do anything

Joseph Francis
Joseph Francis

i cant stop smiling . Its an opportunistic realm our planet and this man took an opportunity .... right next to a boss as well i'd be laughing if i pulled it off bahahaha

Stephanie Whitcher
Stephanie Whitcher

Some, but repeating the same thing over and over, like if he had no idea what they are saying. LOL! Have feeling he may be deaf!

Michael Berry
Michael Berry

Why is it when someone makes fun of Obama people jump on the Bush wagon? Obama sucks and Bush was no better. Now what will you Obamites do?

Tomas Walsh
Tomas Walsh

the interperter should be fired and who hired him should be fined and severely..as far as all this childish BS on here...our president was elected twice and i also see a hell of a lot of racism.

hTxFan420
hTxFan420 User

It says he was having an episode of schizophrenia that's why he wasn't making sense.

Bill Burkett
Bill Burkett

Because Obummer only sounds like the adults on Charlie Brown videos.... Wah, Wah, Wah, Wah.

niceboy_al
niceboy_al User

I don't know which was more fake... the interpreter, or Obama!

Brenda Mozingo
Brenda Mozingo

Ya They don't care what he is talking about either.lol Just look at they guy face

Chris Schott
Chris Schott

William scibareass. STFU. he was fake. It is funny. Go away excuse maker racist.

Daryle Panek
Daryle Panek

so Funny Bush has been out of office for 5 yrs now and you think that idiot there now is doing a bang up job,

David Hayes
David Hayes

better yet dont answer that im going to have a good day not knowing how you think or lack of how you think

David Hayes
David Hayes

what part of prank you dont understand.................

Tim-Alkire-225
Tim-Alkire-225 User

this is huge red flag to deaf people and im also deaf. i dont like this at all. you people thinks it's funny. you are pathetic and sick in the head... and stupid. this is really offensive/insulting. 

Kevin Alford
Kevin Alford

You know there's more than one language for signing, right?

Steven Grist
Steven Grist

And the phone photos incident all this at such an important event. Have they NO respect!

niceboy_al
niceboy_al User

@Tim-Alkire-225

Grow up, will you. Deaf people are not special. If you as a person can't make fun of yourself, and see the irony and comedy in everything in life, then you will live a miserable life.

BuzzKillx
BuzzKillx User

He clearly is a fake... He didn't make any sense. Being Schizophrenic isn't an excuse.